The drag superstar has got power, y’know…
RuPaul has been listed in TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world, and under the Icons section no less.
What’s more, supermodel Naomi Campbell wrote a short piece about the impact RuPaul has had on culture and the world in general.
“I first met RuPaul in the ’90s, when I was doing a shoot on 14th Street in New York City,” she wrote.
“As soon as I saw him, I wanted to know where he was going, because that was where I wanted to be.
“Ru was different. Not just because he had perfect, precise clothes and makeup, or because he was the only man I knew who could look that good in a wig and heels.
“There were no rough edges to be found. But as I got to know him better, I got to experience firsthand his wit and his intelligence—he’s like an encyclopedia. And his beauty is far beyond skin-deep.”
Naomi added: “Now, through RuPaul’s Drag Race, which recently premiered on VH1 after eight seasons on Logo, millions more people are getting to know Ru like I do.
“It’s incredible what he’s done for the drag queens who compete on that show — bringing them out, introducing them to a mainstream audience and letting them be proud of who they are and what they want to be.
“I am blessed to know Ru. We all are.”
Now can we get an Amen? Amen.